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Brownlee offers to quit after skipping airport security

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gerry Brownlee has offered to resign from his role as Minister of Transport after he and two "staffers" bypassed a security check at Christchurch Airport.
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Police admit to failings in hunt for Rewa

TVNZ - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Police have apologised to a victim for failing to follow up on information which may have prevented serial rapist Malcolm Rewa from offending again.
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Plane Crash in Taiwan Kills 48

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rescue workers search for survivors after the crash of TransAsia Airways Flight 222. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. TAIPEI—Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured after a TransAsia Airways 6702.
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Coroner: Peaches Geldof death due to heroin

New Zealand Herald - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Peaches Geldof's baby son was left alone with her body for up to 15 hours after she died of a heroin overdose in a room littered with syringes and 'importation quality' drugs, an inquest into her death heard today.
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MH17 tragedy: Top developments today

New Zealand Herald - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Dutch military men carry a coffin containing the remains of a victim of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photo / AFP. Fighter jets downed near crash site.
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Iraq MPs stall presidential vote as violence spirals up

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers on Wednesday postponed choosing a new president for their ailing country while air strikes, suicide car bombs and summary executions yielded their daily grim crop of bodies.

Fatal crash near Tauranga closes SH2

TVNZ - ‎2 hours ago‎
Police have cordoned-off part of State Highway Two near Tauranga where one person has died in a serious vehicle crash. Another person was reported to have been trapped inside a vehicle but has since been freed by rescue teams at the scene.

Poachers hit Masterton park deer

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
LETHAL: A hunting arrowhead, loosely described as a 'broad head', with four razor sharp blades, would be very effective against the Fallow deer at Queen Elizabeth Deer Park in Masterton (above).

Data reveals Otago students leading the way

Newstalk ZB - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Otago students are leading the way and Northland students are falling behind, in newly released data on educational achievement. The data shows about three quarters of students are achieving National Standards for reading, writing and maths.
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Landmark Ngai Tuhoe settlement passes reading

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ngai Tuhoe will take the lead role in the future of their homeland, including Te Urewera, under a landmark settlement that includes a Crown apology for wrongful killings, illegal land grabs, and scorched earth warfare - recognised as some of the worst ...
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MH17: NZ to help with identification of victims

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pallbearers carry a coffin towards a hearse during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies, of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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NZ posts trade surplus despite losing tailwind

Stuff.co.nz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Falling dairy prices have dented total exports, but New Zealand still ran a $247 million trade surplus in June statistics show. June marked the eighth monthly trade surplus in a row and was stronger than expected because of lower oil imports, ASB economists ...
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South Island platinum tender awarded

New Zealand Herald - ‎29 minutes ago‎
New Zealand's mineral sector contributes $1 billion to the economy, minister of energy and resources Simon Bridges says. Photo / NZ Herald.

Moa seeks up to $5.25m in discounted rights issue

National Business Review (subscription) - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Moa Group [NZX: MOA], the unprofitable boutique beer maker, raised $500,000 from five institutional investors and plans to raise up to $5.25 million in a discounted rights issue to existing shareholders.

Sealord appoints new CEO

TVNZ - ‎5 hours ago‎
Sealord Group has appointed former McCain Foods boss Steve Yung as its new chief executive, replacing Graham Stuart who is leaving after seven years in charge of New Zealand's second-largest fishing company.

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Police frustrated by drugged driving

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 22, 2014‎
A crash in Beerescourt early this morning left two men with serious injuries. Police said speed, alcohol, driving unrestrained and not driving to the conditions all appear to have played a part in the crash.

NZ Post signs up with Vodafone for network-as-a-service

Computerworld New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
Under the five year contract, Vodafone will provide a wide range of services to the New Zealand Post Group including network connectivity, voice services, Wi-Fi and video conferencing.
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Apple hints new products near with bigger iPhones looming

Livemint - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple is responding to a shift in consumer taste toward bigger-screen smartphones, a trend Samsung Electronics and others have capitalized on to grab market share from Apple.
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Movie review: Begin Again

New Zealand Herald - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Anecdotal evidence seems to indicate people either love or hate English actress Keira Knightley. If there was ever a film you should set aside your reservations about her to see, it's this feelgood musical by Irish filmmaker John Carney, writer and director of ...
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George RR Martin's sweet letter to young fan

Stuff.co.nz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Martin's wolf sanctuary crowdfunding campaign with Prizeo, through which fans could purchase an in-book death at the hands of the Game of Thrones author for $20,000, has raised more $450,000 - more than double its initial goal.
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Commonwealth Games: What to expect - day 1

New Zealand Herald - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games are officially open and the action begins tonight. Here's a rundown of which New Zealanders are in action on the opening day.
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Rugby: Skipper Braid one of four to re-sign with Blues

New Zealand Herald - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Captain Luke Braid, Brendon O'Connor, Frank Halai and Bryn Hall have re-signed with the Blues. Loose forwards Braid and O'Connor, and wing Halai, have signed one-year deals, while halfback Hall has re-signed until the end of 2016.
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Vincenzo Nibali faces one final assault on yellow jersey as Tour de France ...

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
The third and final Pyrenean stage from Pau to Hautacam on Thursday may only be 145km (90 miles) long but it packs two of the fiercest climbs on the entire Tour de France route.
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Ocean Drone Collects Data During Typhoon Rammasun

Signal Magazine - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Wave Glider ocean drone collected and transmitted weather data during one of Asia's biggest typhoons this month. This information will allow scientists to better predict intensities of typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes with the goal of saving lives and ...
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Human activity causing sea level rise beyond natural changes

ABC Online - ‎Jul 22, 2014‎
New research confirms that human activity is causing sea levels to rise beyond natural fluctuation. A Colorado University study is the first to take Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), the natural rise and fall in sea levels over time, into consideration and study has ...
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Flu season stretches Waitemata DHB to capacity

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎Jul 22, 2014‎
Waitemata DHB is reminding people to see their GP first before turning up at hospital for non-critical situations, as it struggles with an influx of winter respiratory patients.
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Call for more voice for 'smokefree by 2025' message

Newstalk ZB - ‎Jul 22, 2014‎
University of Otago researchers say medical leaders as well as politicians need to be driving their declared intention of making the country smokefree by 2025.

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